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Badger commented on picture ID 66638.

Pretty sure its a walnut orb weaver now i have done some research... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Adele commented on picture ID 65048.

I've seen lots of these around here lately. On the fence and at the edge of the woods. Obviously they've got striped legs but no other bold markings. Just evenly distributed light and dark gray fuzz. They always have quite round abdomens and fuzzy bodies. The ones I see average about 1cm in length. Closest thing I can find is Gray spider - Phidippus octopunctatus.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Adele commented on picture ID 66787.

One of the site moderators would have to do that... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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usr0337 commented on picture ID 66795.

need to know if it is poisonous?... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Naturewalker commented on picture ID 66779.

My best guess is xysticus ampullatus, but I'm hoping that others who know more about spiders can help to confirm or provide other ideas! Thanks!... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Gr8fulRobGolfs commented on picture ID 66793.

Hoping to identify this beauty in my garage... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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messerollm commented on picture ID 66787.

Thanks Adele, it looks like that is what it is. How do I get it ID'd on my photo ?... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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catscott commented on picture ID 66777.

Thank you so much! Can I ask why "fishing" vs. "Nursery"?... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 66690.

I agree, Pisauridae.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nursery_web_spider... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 66743.

I concur, Rabidosa Rabida.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 66751.

Looks Brown Recluse-y to me, but I am not 100%.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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messerollm commented on picture ID 66787.

I love photographing insects and arachnids, but many are not in my field guides. Does anyone know what this one is ?... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 66769.

This is one of the small Orb Weaver spiders in the family Araneidae. It is one of the Araniella species, likely the widespread Araniella displicata or the less common Araniella cucurbitina.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Adele commented on picture ID 66787.

I'd guess Paraphidippus aurantius (Emerald Jumping Spider)... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 66775.

I agree with your ID, Orchard Orb Weaver. Pretty!... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 66091.

You know what RedMotel? I just learned that Cellar Spiders are also called “Daddy Long Legs”. I just stumbled upon this info so we’re both correct!https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pholcidae... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 66777.

You are correct this is a Fishing Spider. It is a female Pisaurina mira, but of an uncommon color form. The more normal color form does not have the dark markings on the legs or the black stripe down the middle of the body.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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WetDreamcast commented on picture ID 64402.

Looks like it could be a Scytodes Longipes or a Tailless Whipscorpion.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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ldemarinis commented on picture ID 66721.

You very well may be right! Good catch.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Adele commented on picture ID 66628.

No problem! If you look at it from the other side they are very pretty silvery spiders!... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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ArachnidAlice commented on picture ID 66741.

At first I thought long bodied cellar, but I think you have a marbled cellar spider. Either way, these little guys are harmless, they will even eat other spiders, even large species like a wolf spider or black widow.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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ArachnidAlice commented on picture ID 66743.

This is the rabid wolf spider, Rabidosa rabida.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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gregory08 commented on picture ID 66650.

Thank you. I have found another one last night. I will keep these big thing around.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Grandmakayt commented on picture ID 66636.

Thank you so much for your help.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Curious-spider commented on picture ID 66452.

Thank you for the reply. I thought so too however no red on the abdomen i forgot to take the photo but i was able to see when this spider crawled up the wall.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Naturewalker commented on picture ID 66779.

Can anyone help to identify it? We have a few ideas, but we're not confident about any of them...thanks!... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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catscott commented on picture ID 66777.

FYI the ruler is in CM. Is it a female or male?... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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IMMarsha commented on picture ID 66628.

Thank you so very much, Adele!... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Charlep commented on picture ID 66771.

Looks golden but could be the lighting I don’t know... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 66692.

I think you're right. This looks like an ogre-faced spider, Deinopis spinosa.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 66276.

This looks like a noble false widow, Steatoda nobilis.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 66294.

Looks like a dark fishing spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 66570.

Looks like a white banded fishing spider, Dolomedes albineus.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 66642.

Yes. I think you are right.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 66646.

Looks like a dark fishing spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 66680.

I think you are correct. This looks like one of the nursery web spiders in the genus Pisaurina.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 66694.

Looks like Tutelina jumping spider, Tutelina similis. Far from certain though.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 66702.

This looks like a dark fishing spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 66706.

This looks like an eastern parson spider, Herpyllus ecclesiasticus.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 66710.

Looks like a dark fishing spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus. Big, but not dangerous.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 66721.

I think so. May be Nephila clavipes though.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 66727.

Looks like a long-bodied cellar spider, Pholcus phalangioides... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 66725.

This looks like a noble false widow, Steatoda nobilis.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 66729.

I think this is an ant mimic spider, Castianeira longipalpa... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 66743.

This looks like one of the wolf spiders in the genus Rabida.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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Ex-arachnophobe commented on picture ID 66755.

Definitely not a brown recluse. They eyes are wrong. Not sure what it is though.... Discussion Thread

June 18, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 66698.

Hi, great photo! I think this is a Giant Lichen Orbweaver, Araneus bicentenarius. We have sightings posted of them in other Southeastern states, but Florida doesn't have a documented sighting yet. So, if my ID is accepted you still get to be the first for this species in Florida. Thank you for posting your photo.... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 66759.

Hi, yes on the ID. I like how they look too. Who would expect a spider to be translucent white with a bright yellow eye stripe and delicate pink stripes on the sides?... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Beck1818 commented on picture ID 66755.

Does anyone know what kind of spider this is?... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 66745.

Hi, it's a Fishing Spider in genus Dolomedes. If I was a Fishing Spider I would want to live in a bird house in a New Hampshire campground too. My own summer place by a lake, perhaps. I found a Flying Squirrel living in an old New Hampshire birdhouse. It had a very plush bed made of litter and trash it found... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Joke commented on picture ID 66540.

Thanks There is 100+ at my house ...... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 66741.

Hi, this is a Cellar Spider, probably genus Pholcus. The common name Daddy Long Legs is used for several species, that's why they looked different. There are tiny markings that are used to tell Pholcus species apart. They have distinctive looking joints in their legs, as a group. They aren't dangerous at all, despite to melodramatic username you chose. ;)... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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CampingClaire commented on picture ID 66745.

Just want to know what he is . Had no fear of me !!!! Lived in old birdhouse at a campground !... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 65768.

In that case, they are probably both female. A male would have left instead of building a web. The females do manage to live near each other without killing each other.... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Lumberjack commented on picture ID 66743.

please help identify this spider. Thanks... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 66604.

So, it would be happy where there is rotting wood or moist cool soil, that's where the pill bugs are.... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 66636.

Hi, it's a Fishing Spider in genus Dolomedes. They hunt both on water and land.... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 66650.

I think you are correct and that species isn't that easy to ID. It's an orbweaver AKA/Garden Spider. She's a predator of large flying insects, but not a dangerous spider.... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 66678.

It's a Jumping Spider, we'll attempt to be more specific than that still.... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 62091.

We state it if we know it with enough certainty. I think Loxosceles are identified to species based on location. I don't know them well enough to ID them. You may live in a place where the ranges of several species overlap or your spider may not look quite right for the location. Bugguide.net has great graphics for telling species apart. On our site you can tap your state name to see what has... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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KRW commented on picture ID 66606.

Thanks.... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Hmack commented on picture ID 66739.

What kind of spider is this?!?!... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 66606.

Welcome to the site! We don't mind any questions, we're a site for people of all levels of spider learning.... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 66731.

Possibly Parasteatoda tepidariorum. They can kill other spiders and they look like blotchy false widows. They are kinda gold and black and mostly live outdoors.... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Amberlynn commented on picture ID 66733.

Does anyone know what kind of spider this is?... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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HateSpiders84 commented on picture ID 66731.

I have other pictures but not great... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Richp19 commented on picture ID 66708.

This guy was on my concrete floor headed toward the center of the garage. I shooed him out to the grass. His body was about 1.25 inches in total, not counting legs. He was hairy but not as hairy as a typical tarantula, but had very stocky leg sections.... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Dont-squish-pls commented on picture ID 63600.

Yep definitely.... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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KRW commented on picture ID 66606.

Thanks. I'm learning... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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graycake commented on picture ID 62091.

Any idea about the gender of this spider? Or the specific species?... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 66662.

I think you are both correct. Also, nice photo!... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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heather061816 commented on picture ID 66684.

Just wondering if anyone knows what kind of spider this is... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Relita commented on picture ID 66236.

Thank you!... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Relita commented on picture ID 66236.

Thank you!... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Melchizedek commented on picture ID 66678.

Does anybody have a clue what type of spider this is?... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Adele commented on picture ID 66628.

Leucauge venusta (Orchard Orb-weaver)... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Adele commented on picture ID 66606.

Looks like Anasaitis canosa (Twin-flagged Jumping Spider)... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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xSpiderBro commented on picture ID 66668.

Orchard orb Weaver https://spiderid.com/spider/tetragnathidae/leucauge/venusta/ They're quite beautiful.... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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xSpiderBro commented on picture ID 66658.

I believe this to be Phidippus borealis but I'm not certain. Here's a link: https://spiderid.com/spider/salticidae/phidippus/borealis/... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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xSpiderBro commented on picture ID 66662.

Goldenrod crab spider https://spiderid.com/spider/thomisidae/misumena/vatia/... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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xSpiderBro commented on picture ID 66660.

I believe this to be a dark fishing Spider https://spiderid.com/spider/pisauridae/dolomedes/tenebrosus/... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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baseboy77 commented on picture ID 66444.

I discovered it in my pocket of my shorts. Jumping would explain how it got there... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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HaronFrehBycon commented on picture ID 66660.

Trying to ID this courageous and territorial fella. My install team had to work around him (her) to complete their task. On-site reports scaled the lil fella as approximately palm-sized. We are eager to find out the species.... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 66654.

I think Steatoda triangulosa is quite attractive, the gold triangles look like they glow in bright light. It has venom, like almost all spiders. They use it to quickly kill prey. This is one of the "false widows," meaning they look like the notorious Black or Brown Widows (same family), but they aren't THE famous ones. The venom is potent to insects and spiders, but not to us. They live in hu... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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8legsbutnobrain commented on picture ID 66360.

It does look like that! It was a cool looking spider for sure dangerous or not! Thank you for your help!... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Jesseblue45 commented on picture ID 66166.

Ahhh!! You are dead on! Thanks!!... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Jgilmore commented on picture ID 66654.

Found this beauty just now cleaning out storage bin n garage,is it poisonous?... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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gregory08 commented on picture ID 66650.

i got it in a jar in the fridge if that helps with any questions that may come up so we can Identify it... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Shorty2890 commented on picture ID 66652.

Wondering what kind of Spider this is?... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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gregory08 commented on picture ID 66650.

I got to looking at the 8 common spiders in Montana and this is what I found but I think I is wrong because I found it today 6-17-2019 Araneus gemmoides (Cat-faced Spider)... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 66494.

Agreed... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 66640.

I agree.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steatoda_grossa... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Tellmespiderpro commented on picture ID 66640.

I’m thinking false black widow but would like confirmation... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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blueishteal commented on picture ID 66314.

Awesome, thanks!... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Badger commented on picture ID 66638.

Unsure what this spider is. Initially played dead then very active and escaped the pot i was viewing it in. Can anyone help?... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Grandmakayt commented on picture ID 66636.

4 inches long... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Grandmakayt commented on picture ID 66636.

It’s legs were about 5 ins.long... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 66630.

Most likely a Black and Yellow Garden Spider.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiope_aurantia... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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Adele commented on picture ID 66622.

Paraphidippus aurantius (Emerald Jumping Spider)... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019
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ArachnidAlice commented on picture ID 66446.

I agree, it looks like Dysdera crocata.... Discussion Thread

June 17, 2019